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Im not understanding what relations are

Question asked by Matt Thomas on Apr 24, 2018
Latest reply on May 8, 2018 by Rick Becker

Ello all. New student here:)

 

Today is my first day ever using solid works. I am a full time engineering student taking a 50 hour lab course for solid works. I am following the following publication:

SolidWorks 2015 Part 1 - Basic Tools By: Paul Tran

 

I am on chapter 3, my first sketch. Where i am having an issue, the book does not really explain what auto relations are. I understand to a point what relations are, IE, if i select 4 horizontal lines, set one line to a specific dimm, then the other 3 will follow.

 

But what are auto relations? My drawing has about 15 of these little boxes that show verticle or horizontal lines.

 

thanks

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